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Honours & Awards

APEGA commends the success and hard work of its Members through the following honours and awards.

Summit Awards

APEGA recognizes Members’ professional excellence and community contributions at its annual Summit Awards Gala. The Gala is our premier event that is part of our annual conference and Annual General Meeting. At the Gala, eleven Summit Awards are presented to honour excellence in the engineering and geoscience professions.

Professional Member Induction Ceremony

Attaining professional status with APEGA requires a lot of hard work. The Professional Member Induction Ceremony provides the opportunity to celebrate this significant professional milestone. 

  • People who achieve professional status are invited to a ceremony in their area. 
  • The ceremony includes a dinner and networking with other professionals.
  • The APEGA President presents best wishes, a personalized oath certificate, and a pin. 

This celebration is not an Iron Ring or Earth ring ceremony.

Volunteer Recognition Award

Volunteers are essential to APEGA. They provide countless hours of work on committees, boards, Council and the Branches. Each year, APEGA honours volunteers who have reached milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30+ years of service.

Life Membership

APEGA grants life membership to a Member who has retired from the practice of the profession and:

  • has been a Professional Member of APEGA for at least 25 years 

or

  • whose 25 years of membership consist of at least the last 10 years as a Professional Member with APEGA and the remaining years as a member of an APEGA-recognized professional association

Life Members retain all of the obligations, duties, and privileges of professional membership and pay annual fees at a reduced rate. Life Members cannot be Responsible Members for Permits to Practice. Life Member annual dues are reduced by 75%. 

To apply for life membership, select the life membership category on the reverse of your annual dues invoice and return the entire invoice with your payment of 25% of your regular annual dues. You must also submit a non-practising declaration.

For APEGA to consider you for life membership, you must submit payment and the declaration before the due date of your annual dues.

Engineers Canada Fellowship

The Engineers Canada Fellowship recognizes deserving Members who have generously given their time and expertise to the engineering profession. 

  • APEGA annually submits the names of those who have met the Engineers Canada criteria
  • Professional Members who have earned a fellowship are invited to one of APEGA’s fall volunteer recognition events.
  • Recipients receive a certificate and a silver Engineers Canada Fellowship pin.
  • Professional Geoscientists are recognized with an honorary fellowship and can add the designation FEC (Hon.) after their P.Geo. designation. 

Engineers Canada provides a full list of past recipients

Geoscientists Canada Fellowship

The Geoscientists Canada Fellowship recognizes deserving Members who have generously given their time and expertise to the geoscience profession. 

  • APEGA annually submits the names of those who have met the Geoscientists Canada criteria.
  • Professional Members who have earned a fellowship are invited to one of APEGA’s fall volunteer recognition events in their area.
  • Recipients receive a certificate and gold Geoscientists Canada Fellowship pin.
  • Professional Geoscientists may add the designation FGC after their P.Geo. designation. 
  • Professional Engineers are recognized with an honorary fellowship and can add the designation FGC (Hon.) after their P.Eng. designation.

Geoscientists Canada provides a full list of past recipients